Out of the past 1/2/13

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Ivan L. Irvin, a real estate broker here for 22 years, has been appointed to the Missouri Real Estate Commission by Gov. John Ashcroft.

A longtime member has retired and two new members have been elected to the board of directors of Boatmen's Bank of Cape Girardeau; Carl Meyer, who was associated with the board for 42 years, has retired; newly elected board members are Jerry Zimmer and Dr. Michael Bennett.


Roy F. Sutherlin, president of the Ironton, Mo., Rotary Club, has written The Missourian that there has never been a marker on the grave of Allan H. Hinchey, for many years field representative of State College; his letter was prompted by a news item several weeks ago noting that a small marker from Hinchey's grave at Arcadia, Mo., was missing; Hinchey, who died in 1934, was editor of The Missourian for a number of years.

The first Cape Girardeau building is marked as a public fallout shelter; a pair of Army engineers deliver signs for a number of buildings to be so designated, erecting the first sign at the Arena Building.


Dr. H.H. McGinty, pastor of First Baptist Church, delivers his New Year sermon in the morning, speaking on the topic, "Assets and Liabilities"; his sermon topic at the evening worship service is "An Unbidden Guest."

The Rev. Wilson Crichlow, presiding elder of the Cape Girardeau district of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, preaches in the morning at the church at Benton, Mo., and in the evening at Lilbourn, Mo.


Al Maevers, the blacksmith at the Hamilton shop on Broadway, gets a surprise when he goes to his kitchen for an early breakfast; as he walk in, he discovers a snake crawling across the floor; after he recovers from his surprise, Maevers kills the snake and carefully explores the house for any of its companions.

William Sailer, for 25 years a harness maker and dealer in harnesses and saddlery on the corner of Broadway and Main Street, dies at a St. Louis hospital; besides his widow, he is survived by a son, Edward, and a daughter, Edith.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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